Balardong Munyari single work   poetry   "Oh! Balardong Munyari"
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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  • After presenting this poem to Uncle, he welcomed Dixon into his mob and gave him the Balardong name of Bindarri, which means storm because of Dixon's red hair and words.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Holocaust Revisited : Killing Time Graeme Dixon , Crawley : School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia , 2003 Z1063370 2003 selected work poetry life story essay

    'Graeme Dixon's journey is one that has been made too often by too many Aboriginal people. It is a journey that lies within a legal system that has at its core a lock and key: on doors and windows, in hearts and minds it incarcerates whole communities. Graeme's poems and stories speak from the heart and they speak from experience, the living voice of Aboriginal prisoners past and present.' Source: Holocaust Revisited: Killing Time (2003)

    Crawley : School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia , 2003
    pg. 58
    Note: In this publication the title is Balladong Munyari
  • Appears in:
    y Speaking from the Heart : Stories of Life, Family and Country Sally Morgan (editor), Tjalaminu Mia (editor), Blaze Kwaymullina (editor), North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2007 Z1386813 2007 anthology life story poetry (taught in 1 units) 'Eighteen Aboriginal Australians from across the country each share a powerful story which is central to their own lives, and to their family, community or country. Speaking from the Heart provides readers with a very personal picture of the history, culture and contemporary experience of Aboriginal Australia.' (Source: Publisher's blurb) North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2007 pg. 312-313
    Note: Writes as Graeme 'Bindarri' Dixon in this work
Last amended 5 Mar 2010